Swiss Vetterli M78

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Roger Dunn
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Swiss Vetterli M78

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I bought a Swiss Vetterli M78 after doing a lot of research I thought.
I slugged the barrel and the bore dia. is .422 not the .429 that I expected.
I have slugged the barrel from both ends and it is .422.
I'm making a bullet mold for it.
Has anyone else run into this I haven't seen anything online about this.

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I finished the mold and paper patched the bullets.
Ammo loaded and ready to go.
Just need a little break in the weather.

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Have you managed to shoot your Vetterli yet?

How did it go with your loads?
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Shot a friend’s ... and LOVED it! Have no need for anutha caliber, or rifle for that matter, but shooting that vintage gun was a hoot!

We look forward to your report!

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It was great shooting.
I loaded it light and at 50 yards it was right on target.
I only made 20 casings but have another 30 ready to fire form.
Hope to get out this week to shoot it again.

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If you get it out this weekend, would you mind taking some pics and post them on here.
They are interesting rifles
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I've got a M69/71 made in 1879 if I did my math right. They are truly unique weapons.
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